A while back we mentioned the Billy Pedal Foot Switch sold by MCLS. I was going to post a Dealmonger about it , but I got to thinking — is this thing really safe? While the hands-free convenience of switching your router or other tool on and off is Hot, we can see situations where you forget that the tool is still powered because when your foot is off the switch, the tool seems off. Leaving a tool in that condition could be frightening should you accidentally actuate the switch as it lays on the floor. The only way to safe the tool is to either unplug the switch from the wall or the tool from the switch. This seems to be a definite Not.
So what do you think? Let us know in comments.